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CTech's Tuesday Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Israeli researchers 3D print a mini working heart from human tissue; Vimeo buys Israeli instant video startup Magisto

CTech 14:0016.04.19
Israeli researchers 3D print a mini working heart from human tissue. The first-time achievement marks another step towards a future where organs for transplant can be created in a lab. Read more

 

Vimeo buys Israeli instant video startup Magisto. Magisto’s short video creation app has over 100 million users. Read more
Magisto CEO Oren Boiman. Photo: PR Magisto CEO Oren Boiman. Photo: PR
Growth in Israeli digital health sector slowed down in 2018 but investment is on the rise, report says. Total investments in the sector surpassed $500 million for the first time in 2018, according to a new report by Start-Up Nation Central. Read more

 

Riding around in a Bubble. On Monday, Via, in collaboration with Israeli public transportation company Dan, launched its new on-demand shuttle van service in Tel Aviv. Read more

 

Text analysis startup Amenity Analytics raises $18 million. Amenity uses natural language processing to rapidly analyze complex text documents such as regulatory filings and social media content. Read more

 

Receiver appointed for predictive analytics company Fifth Dimension. Operational since 2014, the Tel Aviv-based company shut its doors and let all employees go in December. Read more

 

InterCure subsidiary Canndoc files confidential Nasdaq prospectus. InterCure, chaired by former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, has previously announced its IPO intentions. Cannadoc is one of nine licensed cannabis growers in Israel. Read more

 

Israel and Finland announce digital health collaboration. The Israel Innovation Authority and the Helsinki Business Hub will provide funding to joint Finnish and Israeli ventures in the fields of digital health, smart mobility, and information and communication technologies. Read more

 

Israeli company raises over $1 million to spike pizza with cannabis. Cannibble develops pre-made food and beverages such as cake mixes, sweeteners, iced coffee mix, and toppings for pizza and popcorn, which the company says could get consumers high. Read more

 

Can-Fite BioPharma receives $1 million from CKD Pharmaceuticals as part of expanded agreement. Israel-based Can-Fite expanded its distribution agreement with the South Korean company in February, and is entitled to up to $5 million more in milestones. Read more

 

 

Mind the Tech NY

 

Haredi startups are looking to disrupt the Israeli tech sector. Read more

 

Location tech company Foursquare is developing a shopping mall GPS system, says CEO. Watch the video

 

Sports engagement startup Heed can show athletes' energy levels, says CEO. Watch the video

 

Companies that don't utilize their data will disappear, says Sisense CEO. Watch the video

 

The city of New York hosted 450 Israeli startups in 2018. Watch the video
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